HuronTel

Ripley, Ontario, Canada

Area Served: 310 square miles

Population: 5,500

Technical highlights: the company also offers service as competitive provider to areas with population of 10,500. HuronTel utilizes FTTN and FTTH, and with GPON and limited loop lengths can provide speeds for any needs including Gigabit speeds.Originally a cooperative offering dial-up and DSL, HuronTel made a competitive foray into a several small communities and made investments the larger incumbent was unwilling to provide.

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The company serves manufacturing, health care, agricultural, and educational interests. HuronTel has grown four-fold from a staff of eight to 35; the average age of its staff is 34 is composed predominantly of young people who were reared and who now remain in their home communities.